Media

Mar 16, 2018

Controversial Sunrise segment misused file footage provided by non-profit

Sunrise has pulled down footage, originally provided to them by a non profit, which was repurposed in a way that may "perpetuate ideas and stereotypes about Indigenous people".

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

It's perhaps no surprise that among the many, well-documented issues with Sunrise's disastrous panel on Tuesday dealing with whether Indigenous children should be adopted by "white" families, their lazy journalism extending to misusing file footage they had no permission to use.

What appeared to be blurred file footage of Indigenous people played while commentator Prue MacSween said that some of the Stolen Generation children were removed for their own good, and broadcaster Ben Davis agreed with her.

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